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euploid

Line breaks: eu|ploid
Pronunciation: /ˈjuːplɔɪd
 
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Definition of euploid in English:

adjective

Genetics
Having an equal number of all the chromosomes of the haploid set.
Example sentences
  • The pilot study shows that in vitro grown and matured oocytes from preantral follicles that progress to metaphase II possess euploid numbers of chromosomes.
  • When colonies are formed, the resulting cells tend to have euploid genomes derived from the aneuploid state by chromosome loss.
  • Aneuploid pollen grains compete poorly with euploid pollen and so aneuploidies are eliminated when propagated through the male.

Origin

early 20th century: from eu- + -oid as in diploid, haploid.

Derivatives

euploidy

1
noun
Example sentences
  • Although trisomic plants segregate for only two genetic conditions, euploidy and hyperploidy, the system is simpler to use than B-A translocations.
  • To obtain a more precise determination of genome size in some of these lines, multiple individuals from a few of the lines with genome content values furthest from euploidy were grown and their genome size was determined.

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